Really nice hotel located just off the main lido road, only a short 5 minute walk to the water bus station and a 10 minute water bus ride to the center of venice. Tickets for the water bus (vaporetto) only cost us 33 euros for 72 hours and its well worth the money as you can jump on and off the buses and travel round the islands as often as you want. Make sure you visit the glass making island of murano and the really pretty island of burano (google it!) which has all the houses painted different colours. We also visited the island of Torcello but there wasnt much there apart from deserted fields and farms and an old church so if your in a rush give it a miss! Venice is exactly how you imagine it, canals everywhere lots of little (expensive) shops and restaurants. If you go on a gondula make sure you insist on paying upfront otherwise once your sat in the boat they will double the price and rip you off! If we go to venice again would definitely stay at the hotel Rigel, the staff are really friendly and helpfull. Its nice to get away from overcrowded venice onto the smaller, calmer safe island of the lido and the restaurants are much better value for money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Rigel, built in the 60's, is situated on one of the most important islands of Venice. Its importance and uniqueness are due to being the only one facing the Adriatic Sea on one side and on the other the basin of St. Mark's, just before the historical Square of St.Mark's, centre of the ancient Republic of Venice. Another characteristic that makes it unique, compared to all other islands of the Lagoon, is the possibility to reach it by car, avoiding problems and costs of car-parking either in Mestre (mainland) or at the Tronchetto (car-park). The hotel has 42 rooms on three floors connected by lift. The rooms nearly all have classical-style furnishings, are luminous, some with a small balcony and all with bathroom, shower, air conditioning, telephone with direct outside line, satellite TV, and a wireless internet connection. There is an internet point in the Hall. The Buffet breakfast is open from 7,00 to 10,00 a.M. In the breakfast room on the ground floor, while the restaurant is only open for organised groups. The hotel bar is open 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rigel Hotel Venice
- Hotel Rigel Province Of Venice, Italy